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[Asia] Double tobacco tax, Council on Smoking and Health urges Hong Kong government

The current tax rate on a pack of cigarettes is 69 per cent. Doubling that would see the price rise from HK$55 to HK$93. The Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) believes the increase would cut the smoking rate from 10.7 per cent of over 15-year-olds -
South China Morning Post
added Jan 7, 2015 16:23
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[China, Hong Kong] Did the tobacco industry inflate estimates of illicit cigarette consumption in Asia? An empirical analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

The industry-funded estimate was inflated by 133–337% of the probable true value. Only with significant levels of under-reporting of daily cigarette consumption and undeclared smoking could we approximate the value reported in the industry-funded study.
Tobacco Control
added Jan 7, 2015 19:52
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[Asia, China] Tribute to Hong Kong academic Anthony Hedley, a tenacious opponent of smoking and air pollution

When Hedley came to Hong Kong in 1987 he took on two main challenges: smoking and air pollution. He worked relentlessly to improve tobacco control measures and air pollution regulations and was fiercely critical of the government for its slow progress on
South China Morning Post
added Dec 22, 2014 13:36
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[Hong Kong] Tobacco plain packaging laws: the Australian experience

The Australian Government did not acquire any proprietary benefit from the imposition of the TPP Act on the plaintiffs. Accordingly the constitutional challenge to the TPP Act failed. ...Philip Morris Asia (incorporated in Hong Kong) allegedly only purcha
Mondaq
added Dec 21, 2014 20:12
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[UK] Hong Kong: Lawmakers abandon smoking spot over insults

recent pro-democracy protests in the city have left some politicians with a dilemma: where to smoke in peace? Lawmakers who are considered "pro-establishment" have been forced to abandon their regular smoking spot, just outside the entrance of the Legisla
BBC Online
added Nov 27, 2014 15:32
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[Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia] WONG: Trans-Pacific Partnership: A recipe for corporate dictatorship

These are the US panellists who are among those judging the merits of corporate claims against government regulations... David A Williams: A Lawyer who is currently representing Philip Morris in its suit seeking to overturn the Australian government to o
The Malaysian Insider (my)
added Nov 11, 2014 09:30
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[Australia, Hong Kong] Fair Trade Group Calls for Release of TPP Text

“The inclusion of Investor-State Disputes (ISDS) in the TPP would mean that US companies will be able to sue ...Philip Morris tobacco company had to find an obscure Hong Kong investment agreement with ISDS to sue our government over our plain packaging le
Scoop (nz)
added Oct 28, 2014 01:33
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[Hong Kong] LEE: Tobacco tax callers could use reality check

In reality, however, when tobacco products are made more expensive, smokers go for the lower cost alternative, that is, illicit cigarettes. It is estimated that a third of the cigarettes consumed in Hong Kong are illegal....As COSH argues that tobacco pro
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Sep 15, 2014 13:46
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[Asia, Hong Kong] Cigarettes more affordable than 25 years ago: study

Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health invited Dr Hana Ross...to analyze the city's tobacco tax policy. She found the retail price of cigarettes had risen more than 300 percent since 1989. But if increased incomes and inflation were taken into account, t
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Sep 4, 2014 13:14
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Hit & Myths: beware the downside of e-cigarettes

However, because e-cigarettes have been promoted as a safe alternative to conventional smoking, many e-cigarette users are unaware of their potential dangers. According to an article in the May issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, misinf
South China Morning Post
added Aug 4, 2014 04:39
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